Dr. Tori Crain is an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at Portland State University. She completed her master's and doctorate degrees in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology and Occupational Health Psychology (OHP) at Portland State University in 2015. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Crain completed her BA in Psychology at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA and then spent time working as a research assistant for the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University, where she first learned about sleep science and its importance for working populations. Following graduate school, Dr. Crain completed a post-doc at the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center, a NIOSH Total Worker Health Center of Excellence, where she was trained in the development and implementation of randomized controlled trials within organizational field settings to improve employee health and safety. More recently, Dr. Crain spent five years as an assistant professor in the I-O Psychology Program at Colorado State University and as an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. In 2020, Dr. Crain was fortunate enough to return home to her alma mater, Portland State University.
Broadly, Dr. Crain's research examines topics related to occupational stress and health, with a specific emphasis on understanding the interplay among the three domains of life: work, nonwork, and sleep. Tori also has an interest in conducting randomized field experiments within workplace settings focused on organizational-level factors (e.g., leadership, supervisor support, schedule flexibility) and employee-level factors (e.g., mindfulness, sleep hygiene) to improve the well-being of organizations, employees, and their families. More recently, her research has been focused on the experiences of under-represented workers, especially in high-risk industries and occupations where workplace health and safety protections are less common.
PSY 204: Psychology as a Social Science
PSY 478/578: Leadership and Group Effectiveness
PSY 510/610: Advanced Occupational Health & Safety
PSY 517/617: Advanced Industrial Psychology